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working across the aisle. yesterday john boehner said he would work. and harry reid mentioned he likes to dance but can fight. >> the american people have spoke yen they reelected president obama and again a republican majority in the house of representatives and there is a man date in yesterday's results it is a man date for us to work together on the solutions and challenges that we face as a nation. >> the american people us to work together . i know how to fight and i know how to dance. i don't dance as well as i fight but i would rather dance any time. the way to get things done to work at this time. we need republicans to help us. i repeat to have the leader of the republicans in the senate say his number one goal to defeat obama and that's how we legislated. >> steve: that was two days ago. come on and smell the poll results. say we hold a majority in the house of representative and so we have a man date as well >> gretchen: this is what the american people are so tired of. listening to the back and forth and back and forth and nothing gets done. nothing gets done. if you want m
that in place we are removing half of the fiscal cliff. >> speaker john boehner offered what he considers a balanced approach generating the revenue from tax reform and entitlement reform. late today, boehner said the president's position is flawed. >> we are not going to hurt our economy an make job creation more difficult. which is exactly what that plan would do. >> letter sent by the u.s. chamber of commerce and signed by 232 organizations calls on the president and congress to immediately extend all the tax cuts and find other cuts to replace sequestration. the president suggested taking a closer look at reforming entitlements without offing details and says he would like to simplify the tax code. mr. obama says he wants congress to act now to extend tax cut for middle class and try to avoid boxing himself in on upcoming negotiation. >> i'm open to come plo mize and new ideas. i have been encouraged for republicans to agree to more revenue as part of the arithmetic if we are serious to reduce deficit. >> the top republican in senate who is a key player in upcoming talks says raising
to pall and all john boehner, every year the republicans have been in the majority in the house in this administration, the house has passed a budget -- both times. the senate -- the majority leader won't even bring it up. and the republicans bring up obama's budget to -- as an amendment to force the democrats' hand. but if the president leads, i happen to believe the president must be telling the democrat leader, don't do it. if the president starts telling him now, we are going to try to really get something done, i assume the democratic leader will do what the president says. >> caller: i am not here to defend why the president didn't do t. all of these budgets twould have been so simple. he's the leader of the party. if the holdup is harry reid, a democrat, couldn't he just call senator harry reid and say, let's get a budget and do it now. we hear now that he is telling governor christie's going to answer the phone in 15 minutes, we can't get a budget in 3 years. >> have you a very good point. maybe it's like mr. medvedev, now that the election's over, maybe he will take a d
't been willing to do that. we will see. i thought john boehner said it right, we are inviting you to lead. >> greta: the thing that cannot be ignored is that we are a year past, when we knew the committee or limp a year -- almost a year past. and if leadership is what was needed and if you sign that to president obama, he hasn't done that. we are pushed up a -- against a deadline with very serious decisions. do you think the house and the senate and the president will resolve this by january 1? or are they going to kick it down the road again? >> congress has a long history of preferring to kick the can down the road. there is no question about that. however, this is a much more serious thing that they have come up against than i have ever seen before, in terms of the budget and then the fiscal cliff. what do i think will happen? hopefully, they will agree on a framework. you are not going to do tax reform in the next 6 or 8 weeks. you are not going to do entitlement reform in the next 6 or 8 weeks. i think what we should hope for, that they get serious together, see a path and say, okay,
tax increases one way or another. bill: do you think that flies in the u.s. house? does john boehner have the votes to match that? >> the white house figures he will portray himself as the chapel yofnt middle class and the republicans are going out for the rift and he feels he can largely beat hem into submission. when they sit down to the bargaining table they might make some changes but he will want to come out of these negotiations as having largely won them and leaving scraps for the republicans. what the republicans have to hit back with is the way you increase revenues is by having rising incomes. you don't get that by higher taxes on a weakening economy. bill: the president plans to open the talks using his most recent budget proposal. wasn't that the budget that got zero votes in the senate? >> he's going to exploit it for all it's worth. you could come to an agreement using bowles and simpson and reducing rates so everyone declares victory. you have got more revenue but the rates don't go up. but i don't think the president is interested in that. if you had normal people doi
. a lot of people, john boehner came out and said, we open the door, he's willing to work on the grand bargain. bob woodward wrote a whole book about this and how far that boehner was willing to go and not telling his top surrogates how far he was willing to go, meaning raising taxes. did i -- i didn't hear one republican house member running on the idea of race raising taxes or a grand bargain. what would the response be from ann coulter? [chuckles] >> i don't think republicans are that stupid, although pat caddell is always calling us the stupid party. running as democrat-lite is not going to work. i will give-- >>> what if he goes along with simpson-bowles for the good of the country because we are headed to tax-magedon. >> simpson-bowles would be better than anything obama can come up with. we may not like it. >> sean: they always say there will be tax reform. all tax reform is sneaky way of raising taxes. that's what it will be. >> which produces less revenue to the government. no, republicans in congress, look, they have to hold the line, not give the store away. what they should
. this as house speaker john boehner hints he may be willing to compromise on the president on the gop's hard anti-tax position. would he have the backing of his party? would democrats go along? alexis mcgill johnson the executive director for american values institute. terry holt, former bush-cheney national spokesman and former senior advisor to the rnc. good to see both of you. terry, compromise seemed like a dirty word in the outgoing congress a lot of times. now that we're post-election, we have the lame duck, what do you think? does john boehner have the backing of his conference? >> boehner comes in probably stronger than he did in two years ago when we were facing off with president obama over stimulus and so forth. he won a lot of those battles. this year i think it is even more, republicans come in even more united resolve against increases in tax rates. we have reason to be optimistic. president obama said on friday, gave a presser, and didn't mention his tax rates promise. so we feel like if we can be united and strong together, we can go into an effort to find common ground without th
-- megyn: oh boy. >> -- and don't worry about the deficit. megyn: you're telling me john boehner's going to agree to that? >> he's agreed -- he's saying, he's making con conciliatory nos that maybe we don't mind if we get more money coming in from the rich. he wants to get rid of loopholes, but the effect is more money coming into the treasury. harry reid says tax the rich. trumka says don't cut entitlements, no, no, no, and don't worry about the deficit. you add that up, and that is a deal on the fiscal cliff, but the stock market doesn't like it, and the economy won't do well in it. that's the bottom line. megyn: all right. we'll see what they do with the fiscal cliff. they tried to fix it twice, twice they failed, now we're getting close to the deadline, and they're like, oh, we'll punt again. okay, fine. washington's going to do what it's going to do. what about obamacare? that, all sort of the bad stuff, if you will, of obamacare, the taxes, the penalties people are going to have to pay, they started in obama 2.0, and that starts in 2014. how big of an impact is that going to have?
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